The Gulf Oil Spill: The Environment, the Economy and the Politics

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BP says it's responsible for whatever cleanup the Gulf oil spill requires. As the oil slick moves closer to show, we hear what could be in store for wildlife, economic interests and America's continuing appetite for energy. Also, the US and Iran joust over nuclear nonproliferation, and Greek unions respond to an international bailout by calling a general strike.'

Banner image: Mike Labat releases crabs back into the water after pulling the trap because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 1, 2010 in Delacroix, Louisiana. As oil-polluted waters approach the Louisiana coast, fishermen don't want to take chances selling possibly contaminated crabs so they are pulling their traps and dumping their catches. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Andrea Brody